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Eternal homemaking

I’m slicing a crisp red apple, listening to Italian opera, and watching feathered friends flutter to and from a barn-wood birdhouse. It’s a blissful moment of transition, between one activity and the next.  I watch two little house sparrows busily work, with obvious rhythm and order. They’re [...]

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In faith, write Posted

Multiplying Goodness

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead. I completely agree with that quote … and that’s why I’m so thrilled to join a group of believers who want to spark change for the good – the [...]

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In family Posted

Fortify Your Family

I fell asleep sitting up in the patio chair … apparently I’ve been tired lately … and woke up to this dreamy real-life scene: My kids staged the patio table with a propped up new book they knew I was waiting to read, along with a small bowl of cashews and a freshly poured glass […]

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Zooming in

We moved into a new home in the beginning of fall last year – so we’ve been pleasantly surprised with the colorful blooming this spring and summer. One such is a perennial called Lucifer Crocosmia – it attracts hummingbirds! As the sun goes down, and the itty bitty birds visit for their last [...]

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U Pick

We’re still basking in the glorious U-pick berry season Oregon offers. Last week, we found ourselves in the midst of nearly 100 blueberry bushes, laden with their final fruits. We tied buckets around waists, and stretched out hands – making decisions as we went. Which bush? Which branch? Which [...]

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In faith Posted

Our conversations are no coincidence

On the side of my main-squeeze mommy job, I’m a freelance writer for the healthcare industry … so, I wake during wee hours to write about or interview patients, physicians or healthcare workers. While listening, I frantically type copious notes; and later I decipher the medical jargon and write [...]

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In family Posted

Love at home

To readers joining us as part of the “Spiritual boot camp,” welcome! I’m so thrilled you’re here! When first asked to write a “spiritual boot camp” post, I thought  “boot camp” seemed a bit harsh and aggressive to pair with our spiritual efforts … to pair with love at home [...]

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In The Plan Posted

Wonders of the rabbit hole

We were finishing our hike to a whimsical waterfall when we came across this: And immediately it reminded me of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Some of my children tumbled right down the rabbit hole, chasing imaginations and giving little else much thought. But one felt trepidations, and [...]

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